MUNICH, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Partnership between ÖBB and Wirecard will bring about new solutions
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is completely reformatting its sales system at present - the end result will be consistent in terms of design and structure across all customer contact points. In Wirecard, ÖBB has a strong partner by its side as it seeks to integrate innovative payment systems and develop new, customised solutions together. The partnership will ensure that payments are made even simpler and quicker for passengers travelling with ÖBB - across all payment channels and with the usual high level of security guaranteed.
Klaus Leven, Manager Marketing & Sales, ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG: "Our goal is to satisfy the new service and mobility requirements of our customers. This includes making it possible for customers to pay using their preferred method - at all times and for all sales channels. In Wirecard, we have found a strong partner, with whom we can work to develop new payment and service options and adapt technological standards."
Jörg Moller, Executive Vice President Travel & Mobility at Wirecard: "Our partnership with the ÖBB Group is an important step towards the future of rail travel in Europe: payment processes in public transport systems are rapidly evolving. Fast, flexible payment processing and offering passengers additional services relating to their rail travel are key elements of this. We are looking forward to taking this step alongside ÖBB."
Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit http://www.wirecard.com or follow us on twitter @wirecard.
As a comprehensive mobility provider, the ÖBB group transports 466 million passengers and 111.7 million tonnes of freight to their destination each year, and strives to minimise any environmental impact: 92% of the electricity used by the railway network comes from renewable energy sources, approximately 90% from hydroelectric power. The ÖBB is among the most punctual railway networks in Europe: 96.7% of services arrive at their destination on time. The group employs 39,481 staff in total across the rail and bus networks (plus 1,724 trainees), who are tasked with ensuring that 1.3 million passengers arrive safely at their destinations each day. The strategic leader company of the group is ÖBB-Holding AG.
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